Top 10 Wedding Venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit

February 7, 2018

If you’re not the type satisfied with a generic wedding interior, you’re itching to find your hidden gem! In this blog post, you’ll discover Detroit and Ann Arbor wedding venues you might have never heard of before. From rad eco greenhouse elopement venues to opulent art museum weddings. You are in for a treat!

Spaces have a unique ability to set the tone for a wedding, there is a bit of magic to be found, when peoples’ personalities perfectly blend with the vibe of the architectural features of the venue. My favorite wedding and elopement spaces are quirky, inspiring, they evoke a certain feeling or bring out a lovely memory. But most importantly – they are a vibrant visual addition to your wedding shoot.

As a Michigan wedding and elopement photographer, I get to explore new venues in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Southeast Michigan each season, so I compiled an ultimate Michigan wedding venue guide with a list of the top 15 magical favs!

Detroit and Ann Arbor wedding venues with lots of greenery

PLANTERRA, West Bloomfield, MI

Planterra Conservatory is a glass-enclosed, botanical garden venue. With European curved trusses, indoor koi ponds and a dramatic stone archway, the Conservatory houses a wide collection of ush, exotic botanicals. Providing views of the stars on a clear night and soft, natural light during the day.

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planterra conservatory wedding


Located on the banks of a river, Wellers is one of my absolute favorite summer venues in Southeast Michigan. The rustic interior creates a perfect intimate setting for a mid-size wedding event or elopement. The beautiful garden features an “isle” rimmed with trees for a dreamy summer ceremony followed by an al fresco cocktail hour and dinner.

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I recommend Matthaei Botanical Gardens for tiny weddings and intimate elopements to nature lovers, free spirits and outdoors enthusiast. The venue features several different lush spaces you can rent for your event. The gardens are a perfect serene setting for summer weddings and the tropical cactus conservatory is an amazing space to utilize in the winter for your quintessential Ann Arbor wedding or elopement.

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Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a historic, multi-award winning event space, wedding venue and working farm in Dexter, Michigan. The 42 acre farm and its venues were restored from their 1834 foundations with the most discerning guests in mind. Featuring a beautiful exhibition kitchen, chef’s garden, a classic farmhouse, four-season barn and a stunning tent pavilion, guests can enjoy the beauty of the countryside just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor.

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Goldner Walsh Garden & Home, Pontiac, Michigan

Blue Dress Barn, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Sundance Studios, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Greencrest Manor, Battle Creek, Michigan

Loft 310, Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Cheney Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Willowbrook Mill, Northport, Michighan

Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, Michigan

Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Misty Farm, Ann Arbor, Michigan

English Inn, Eaton Rapids, Michigan

If you two are looking to take a different direction and elope outdoors in an epic landscape, check out my website and related blog posts about elopements and adventure weddings in Michigan and all over the US.

After all – this day is about you two have the absolute right to celebrate your nuptials in a way that is your own!